View Full Version : BK-BoCoCa The Carroll School PS 58 May Cut a Pre-K Class

05-22-2011, 09:37 AM
From South Brooklyn Post (http://southbrooklynpost.com/news-views/carroll-ps-58-preschool/) by Lisa M. Collins:

My sources at PS 58 (in the brilliant and savvy Mom Corps.) are reporting that a preschool class is getting cut this year to make room for a ballooning kindergarten population at The Carroll School, PS 58, at Smith and Carroll. The school’s overall population has doubled in five years, and it currently has more zoned kindergartners who’ve applied for 2011/2012 than seats.

One of the preschool teachers is retiring, and the scuttlebutt is that the school will not replace that teacher, reducing the preK classes from four to three next year. PS 58′s principal, Giselle McGee, would have to get approval from the Department of Education to reduce 58′s preK seats.

This year, the school has 6 kindergarten classes, and the word is that it may have 7 kindergarten classes next year.

Officials at PS 58 said they couldn’t confirm or deny that the school is cutting a preschool class (18 seats in each class). The move is not certain, nor official, according to the administrator I spoke with. But the Mom Corps. is vast not only in beauty, but knowledge.

As reported in South Brooklyn Post, this Spring, there are more rising kindergartners in the PS 58 zone than the school has seats. The school is running a wait list for zoned kindergartners who applied late, or who apply this summer. The same is the case at Cobble Hill’s PS 29 on Henry and Kane streets. There are not many families on either wait list. Officials were hesitant (for some reason?) to say how many parents are on the kindergarten waiting list, but confirmed it does exist.

Two of PS 58′s kindergarten classes are French immersion and have a special application process.

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